Saturday, December 22, 2018

Phil the Plant Guy has crossed over.

My husband Phil passed away unexpectedly October 24th, 2018.  He loved his farm and he loved me.  My soul hurts.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Friday, August 12, 2016

Our volunteer Matt carrying a new born as the herd heads out for breakfast.

It's a girl!

Our newest baby girl born yesterday morning.  Mom is very protective!

Cows of Finca Quijote

One of our beautiful girls....

Volcan Turrialba

From the science cam this morning.

Mom and her new baby girl, so sweet.

Finca Quijote guys chilling in one of our waterfalls.

Volcan Turrialba

From the science cam this morning.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Rainforest Vacations in Paradise

Casa Quijote,  is now open for your adventurous most awesome vacation in pristine nature.  Located on the edge of our 1200 acre Rainforest farm, Finca Quijote.   Come explore or trails, hike, visit the breath taking waterfalls and swim in the nateral pools of pure spring water.  Play or swim in our rivers, maybe you will find gold at the Rio Oro.

We can arrange your White Water River Rafting trip and a Canyoning Adventure you will never forget with the local professionals.  Visit Guaybo and learn about our indigenous culture.  You may see indigenous passing through the farm each day.

Farm style meals are served family style in the Rancho 3 times a day.  Chef Erika prepares healthy meals using tropical veggies that grow on the farm or are locally sourced.  New culinary adventures with fruits and vegetables you may be new to.  Tropical farm fusion at it's finest.  Homemade breads, desserts, and just made ice creams are a whole other farm adventure awaiting you.  Of couse we always have a fresh pot of Costa Rican coffee brewing.

Mi Casa es Su Casa, come visit us in paradise.

Our beautiful beefy bull

All of our cows and bull are grass fed with various high protein organic grasses raised for them.  These are pampered,  healthy livestock living in paradise.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

New pastures and wild animals.

We cut this road ro improve pastures and give access to vistas.  Now we are planting fruit trees, high protein grasses and vetevier.  It is beautiful up there.  A black jaguar has been sited and white faced monkeys. We have wild pigs, Anteaters,  and mountain lions too.

Casa Quijote, Boutique Hostel, rural lodging.

Finca Quijote has lodging and awesome farm food for your next visit.  Make your reservations, come and see the real Costa Rica.  Hike to our waterfalls, follow our trails, swim in natural pools at the falls and in our pure river.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Frog on frog

Two of them, one on the head of the other, floating in the Tilapia pond on an island of spinach.

Red Eye Leaf Frog

So many beautiful frogs on the farm, isn't he lovely?  One of the most photographed frogs in the world, and he lives right here.

Our new baby girl...

Perfectly beautiful, just 2 days old.  I love my life....

Monday, June 08, 2015

Frogs of the farm


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Miss Piggie


It is a mud turtle, Felipe found him on the farm near a pond.  Had not seen one here before.

He is alive, and about to be release from within our house.  Not happy about his photo op....  What a catch!!!

Baby Boy's second day of life

Baby Boy's second day of life and he is getting a ride.  Mom went to breakfast with the herd and Marcos carried baby boy down from the mountain to the quad.  Our boy is a very big new baby, a good looking guy.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Rio Oro after yesterday's rain.


The beautiful Rio Oro runs through our farm and joins the Rio Atirro which also runs along our farm and is a boundary line.  Our farm is on both side of the Rio Oro.  This view will change many time during the rainy season that has just started and runs through December.  Here at Finca Quijote, we can receive 240 - 300 inches of rain a year.  Hydropower is the obvious choice.

Quebrada Brava after yesterday's rain

Brava comes down from a series of beautiful waterfalls and crosses our road.  Yesterday we had a good hard rain, and the chocolate water of Brava is the result of the waters pouring down from the mountain above.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mud Turtle

After today's big rain, it is the rainy season....we found this guy when we came back from a quad ride.

He is a white lipped mud turtle, Has single-hinged belly armor that can be closed completely. Is one of the very few turtles in the world that inhabits cascading mountain streams.  Kinosternon leucostomum  Their diet consists of fish, earthworms, mealworms, snails, and some plant matter.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Our newest baby cow.

 Our newest baby cow.  Born this very day.  A perfect baby, a natural birth.  When cows give birth each member of the herd queues up to sniff, lick and greet the just born baby.  No pushing or shoving, the line is very respectful, each cow waiting her turn to meet the baby.

This is the baby's most handsome Daddy.  A gentle bull who loves to have his head scratched.  He is a big, sweet guy.   All of our herd is gentle, they have been bred to be so.  I love cows...

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Waterfall of Brava.

 So many waterfalls at Finca Quijote, this one feeds Brava.
 Erika resting at the pool of Brava.
 Looking up into the Brava waterfall.
 My daughter Erika enjoying a hike to Brava's waterfall.  It is a good life on the farm.
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Monday, October 28, 2013

 Malanga, high in fiber and good for you... and beans growing down in the valley garden near the river. 

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